Somerset

Lyrical landscapes: The wild beauty of Exmoor

Born 250 years ago, the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was one of many writers to be awed and inspired by the wild beauty of Exmoor, and fellow romantics will be too WORDS Natasha Foges The national...
Best walks in Britain

Our 5 favourite winter walks

Boxing Day is an ideal time to head for the hills and enjoy the great outdoors. We have teamed up with the National Trust to bring you our five favourite winter walks 1. Borger Dalr...

7 best places for afternoon tea in the Cotswolds

From the best cucumber sandwiches to the daintiest cakes, we've picked some of the most charming spots in the Cotswolds for the most British of pastimes Afternoon tea originated in the Victorian era as a way...
The Quantocks, Somerset. Photo: Stephen Spraggon/Visit Britain

BRITAIN’S photos of the week: serene Somerset

Spring, and now nearly summer, has sprung, which means short-break season. We look to the rolling hills of Somerset for inspiration. Come with us as we take you on a photographic tour of Somerset, home...

Somerset: Land of the summer people

Sandwiched between its well-known neighbours of Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire, a sunlit Somerset is filled to the brim with sweet delights, from its dainty villages, varied coastline and England's smallest city, to its curious...
Spend summer in secret Somerset

Spend the summer in secret Somerset

Nestled between its well-known neighbours of Dorset, Devon and Wiltshire, a sunlit Somerset is the ideal place to spend your spring and summer holidays Somerset is also a place of deep myth and legend; even...

Escape to Exmoor

Get away from it all in the heart of Exmoor National Park with a break at the exclusive Oare Manor Winding through the narrow roads of Exmoor, in a pitch dark so enveloping that the...

Help save the Frome Hoard of ancient coins

An appeal has been launched by The Art Fund to help save the Frome Hoard – one of the most important collections of Roman coins in Britain – and keep it in Somerset where...
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